The University of Akron is hosting author and “godmother” of Biomimicry, Janine Benyus, on the evening of September 20th at E.J. Thomas Hall. The topic, Nature’s Apprentices: Biomimicry in the Great Lakes and Beyond, will give an insider’s view of Biomimicry — the practice of learning from and then emulating nature’s best ideas to create a more sustainable world.
Free tickets are available for a limited time only to friends of SGWS. Get them at this link: http://glbiomimicry.org/events/
According to Great Lakes Biomimicry (GLBio), “Since the publication of her seminal book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus and her colleagues at Biomimicry 3.8 have developed a method for bio-inspired design while introducing millions to its potential. They’ve worked with over 250 corporate clients and professors from more than 100 universities to integrate biomimicry in both design and decision-making. They have collaborated with some of the world’s greatest innovators to re-imagine everything from carpet to cities.”
At the EJ Thomas lecture, Ms. Benyus will speak on up and coming biomimicry advances on those out in the marketplace. She will also touch on Biomimicry’s newfound popularity, including why the Harvard Business Review call it, “one of the top 20 breakthrough business ideas.”